major premise

noun

Definition of major premise

: the premise of a syllogism containing the major term

Examples of major premise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As my old debate coach would say, Yang forgot his major premise. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of major premise

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Major premise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/major%20premise. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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